Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User-Generated Content

About the Authors

Claire Wardle has a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She started her career at Cardiff University, where she undertook a year-long research project on UGC at the BBC. In 2009, she took what she thought would be a short break to design the social media training programme for BBC News in

  1. Since then she has been training journalists around the world on social newsgathering and verification, including a year working with the social media news agency Storyful. | @cwardle

Sam Dubberley has over ten years experience in broadcast news. He is an independent media researcher and adviser—working on a variety of media projects. He was head of the Eurovision News Exchange from 2010 to 2013, managing the world’s largest exchange of television news content. He was a bulletin editor for Bloomberg Television. | @samdubberley

Pete Brown completed his Ph.D. at Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in 2013. Since then he has worked independently on a number of different research projects, including a recent examination of gender and representation on BBC Local radio.